Wednesday, August 15, 2012


The delicious cookie recipe that my sister-in-law shared with us.

1 1/4 cup sugar
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
2 1/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Adjust oven rack to the middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat shortening and sugar in large mixing bowl. Add softened butter and beat just enough to mix. (over beating will soften the butter too much and makes the cookies flat) Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly add into the sugar mixture until combined.

Roll dough into balls. then roll in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes ( until the edges are set and just beginning to brown but the centers are still soft and puffy)

Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool. 


  1. Does anyone have suggestions for me on this cookie? I made it today and it spread so badly. I really tried to follow the directions closely. After the first batch, I tried freezing the sugared balls of dough and putting them into the oven very cold. They still spread out a ton. So I have lots of very thin snickerdoodles. My kids will still eat them, the cookies are yummy, but they don't look very pretty. Should I just add more flour next time to make a much stiffer dough?

  2. The amount of flour does vary depending on the humidity. You could always add a little extra flour to get the consistency you desire. Try baking a test cookie and then adding flour to the rest of the batch, if needed.